Elon University announced thirty new scholarships for students in the Odyssey program on Friday. The Odyssey program is a four-year academic program providing scholarships to students with high financial need, including many students who are the first in their families to attend college.
The new scholarships will draw from a designated $500,000 endowment that includes contributions from seven key donors. Many of the donors have given money to the school before and have funded projects that may be recognizable to many members of the Elon community. Inman, Truitt and Citrone are among the names on the list of donors. Also on the list of donors is LabCorp, a clinical laboratory company that serves as Burlington's largest private employer.
Currently, the Odyssey program enrolls 118 students, but Elon says it hopes to bring that number to 200 by the year 2020.